HFUSA plans to start a number of projects to support various programs in healthcare, education, poverty alleviation and research. At present, the Foundation has been working on the following projects:
Osmania Hospital, Karachi is a charitable hospital established by Hyderabad Relief and Rehabilitation Trust in 1950. The hospital provides free healthcare services to deserving patients while providing affordable services to low and middle income patients. Thousands of patients avail the services of this hospital each year. The hospital has highly qualified doctors and paramedical staff to provide quality healthcare services.
HFUSA seeks donations from its members to support a number of programs at Osmania Hospital. These include
- provision of free healthcare
- improvement of infrastructure and facilities
- funding of free medical and eye camps in lower Sindh
- arranging doctors in USA to provide services at Osmania Hospital through visits or telemedicine
Clean Water (Saafpani) Project
There is a tremendous shortage of potable water in the Tharparkar district, leading to almost drought like conditions. HFUSA has partnered with Kawish Welfare Trust to dig deep wells and install hand pumps to provide clean drinking water to the impoverished people of this region.
Elimination of Hepatitis B and C
Hepatitis is a killer disease that is rampant in Pakistan. Over 20 million people are currently infected with Hepatitis B and/or C virus in the country, i.e. around 1 out of every 10 people. Over 150,000 Hepatitis patients die annually.
Hepatitis is a viral disease transmitted through ingestion of contaminated food and/or water, or through direct contact with an infectious person.
Bilqees and Razia Trust was established in 2014 and registered in KN Shah, District Dadu. It is supervised by medical practitioners and professionals from Pakistan and USA. Its objective is to help eradicate Hepatitis within District Dadu, Sindh through awareness, screening, vaccination against Hepatitis B and PCR, and registration of the diagnosed patients. HFUSA has partnered with Bilqees and Razia Trust to raise funds for this noble cause.
Al-Furqan Welfare Organization started establishing schools in 2012 in Karachi for the underprivileged children. At present, they have 12 branches/campuses at Shirin Jinnah Colony, P.E.C.H.S., Bhittai Colony, Azambasti, Peer Bukhari, Chaneesar Goth, Gulistan e Jauhar and Gizri. At present, the total number of students is over 1500. The schools are funded totally through donations and zakat.
HFUSA has partnered with Al-Furqan to support fund raising for these schools and students.
Hyderabad Research Institute
HFUSA plans to establish satellite research programs in Hyderabad and Karachi to promote research on the culture and history of Hyderabad in particular and the Indian sub-continent in general. Reputable scholars will be retained to promote a true understanding of the history of this region.
HFUSA will raise funds to establish such institutes and libraries that will promote greater harmony and understanding between all people of South Asia.
HFUSA plans to start scholarship programs to promote education in South Asia as well as to enhance research on Hyderabad. Two programs are envisioned as follows:
– Scholarships for needy students for higher education
– Scholarships for higher education degrees in history, social sciences and culture leading to dissertations on any aspect of South Asia
HFUSA will promote programs that can lead to poverty alleviation primarily in South Asia. These could be in the form of support programs that can assist deserving people to establish their own start up businesses or professions.
The Foundation also plans to promote linkages between business people and potential professional employees to reduce unemployment.